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Suspect charged in N. Chicago gun slaying

    Authorities have charged a suspect in the shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman killed the same day her sister listened to President Barack Obama talk about gun control.

    Twenty-one-year-old Jim McPherson was charged with murder, armed violence, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

    A judge in Lake County Court set his

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    'Fela!' musical, Rainbow PUSH launch anti-violence initiative

      The producers of the award winning Broadway musical “Fela!” have partnered with the Chicago-based Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in an effort to help combat the increasing rise of violence in Chicago. Rainbow/PUSH founder and CEO Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and “Fela!” producer Stephen Hendel launched the new Stop The Violence initiative to inspire and encoura

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty in campaign case 


        Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his legal team arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Jackson and his wife were to appear in federal court to answer criminal charges that they engaged in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

         

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Jesse Jackson Jr., wife to appear in court

          WASHINGTON  — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife are to appear in federal court to answer criminal charges that they engaged in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

          Both the former Illinois congressman and his wife, Sandra, have agreed to plead guilty in deals with federal prosecutors. Jackson is

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago